Arkansans use grassroots effort to try and legalize marijuana
Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, April, 2nd 2012 by THCFinder
NORTH LITTLE ROCK – A grassroots effort is underway to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansans after several failed attempts in the past decade.
The advocacy group Arkansans for Compassionate Care (ACC) has gone door-to-door, held awareness events, and worked with lobbyists in hopes of making 2012 the year the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act goes before voters in November.
If passed, it would pave the way for 30 dispensaries to throughout Arkansas. Government-issued prescription cards would be required for purchasing and carrying marijuana.
Similar supporters of marijuana legalization failed in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2011 to get an initiative successfully passed.
This time around, ACC needs 62,507 signatures by July to make the ballot.
"We're about halfway there, maybe a little less than half way," said Melissa Fults, a volunteer with ACC, "but we have three more months to go and we're getting more and more volunteers every day."
There are about 300 volunteers statewide who have taken up the cause.
"After a couple of years I lost a third of my body weight," said Paul Coody, a paraplegic Navy veteran and volunteer for about a year with ACC. "My body was literally consuming itself."
Legalize today get high tonight
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, March, 31st 2012 by THCFinder
Pat Robertson Believes Marijuana Should Be Legalized and Regulated
Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, March, 12th 2012 by THCFinder
Pat Robertson, the 700 Club host said that ” Marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government’s war on drugs has failed.”
Robertson the self-proclaimed “hero of the hippie culture” believes that going to jail for marijuana possession in our day and age is ridiculous.
Legalizing marijuana use has been an issue that has been debated about for years. In recent years many states have allowed the use of medical marijuana, despite the repercussions that can take place on a federal level.
With taxpayers shoving out billions of dollars for the war on drugs, it makes you wonder why it has not been legalized. It has been proven that the states who have legalized marijuana seen some type of money going back to the state. So the question is, what is the real issue? and why is it taking so long to legalize a controlled substance that everyone across the board use?
The 81-year-old Robertson said “I just think it’s shocking how many of these young people wind up in prison and they get turned into hardcore criminals because they had a possession of a very small amount of a controlled substance.”
With the way things are going with our youth, I cannot help but to agree.
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